• Upcoming Releases

    WGF
    June 2017
    Series 3 Reprint
    Nieuport 17
    Albatros D.III
    RAF R.E.8
    Ufag C.I

    WGS

    WGS Series 7



  • Donations


    If you like our website and want to give something back, you can make a donation.

    Please select a preferred amount of the donation, and then click the poster image below.

    Donation Amount
  • Jasta 40 Carl Degelow DVII Repaint.(The Black Fokker Leader)

    This is how I tackled my Jasta 40 repaints.


    1. Freeze the plane overnight in the Freezer.

    2. Drop in almost boiling water to shock the glue line. For some reason DVII’s, unlike other models, seem to be very resistant to this treatment and needed two goes at this before they released.

    3. Remove the decals. This proved very much easier than on previous models, and I wondered if the double freeze had anything to do with it. Maybe one of our members with a more scientific bent may like to comment on this.



    4. Prime with white paint and then Paint all parts not to be decaled.



    5. Decal inside the wings.



    6. Glue the wings into place.



    7. Decal the outer wings.
    8. Touch up any edges that need it.



    9. Add the insignia decals.



    10. Varnish as required.
    Because I was using the Hobbyshop.cz decals which can rub off easily I tried a new method this time. After putting on the micro set, I damped the surface of the rear of the decal as recommended by the manufacturer, then applied the decal to the aircraft. Before it could curl, due to the dry side not expanding as much as the wet one, I very lightly brushed some water onto the surface with a flat brush. This helped a lot, and resisting the temptation to tamper with the slight curl that did take place, I set it aside to dry overnight. Next morning I lightly brushed some watered down PVA glue under the curl and pressed it down. Before adding the insignia decals I varnished over the plane to seal all and then used the micro- set/ micro- sol combo as usual.
    NB. Do not use micro sol on the cz decals as it will strip all the colour off even after a light coat of varnish. I found

    this out to my cost. You have been warned.

    For anyone using other brands of Cammo decals, you should be able to proceed in the normal manner without worrying about this.
    Rob.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jasta 40 Carl Degelow DVII Repaint.(The Black Fokker Leader) started by Flying Officer Kyte View original post
  • Recent Posts

    Jager

    WGS Unofficial aircraft list Version 1.0

    Well, hits is 17. It's a historical card, right? So everything else is fine.
    If Ryan wants cards for the Magnificent Kotobuki game, he should contact

    Jager Today, 14:19 Go to last post
    milcoll73

    Strange terain below, Strange Musings

    i sincerely hope taking on this task brings back many happy memories for you!

    milcoll73 Today, 14:03 Go to last post
    Karo7

    Strange terain below, Strange Musings

    I like the charity idea and supporting the LL. I like the imagination of making duel sets of two or four machines and give it to young teenagers who live

    Karo7 Today, 13:31 Go to last post
    Karo7

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    I've totally missed this thread. Wow really every entry is excellent. I feel the raising of a dangerous desire (Why should I have one of

    Karo7 Today, 13:06 Go to last post
    OldGuy59

    WGS Unofficial aircraft list Version 1.0

    Karl,
    What would you like to see on the above card?

    OldGuy59 Today, 10:26 Go to last post
    zenlizard

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    So much excellence. Rep OTW.

    zenlizard Today, 08:24 Go to last post
    rhodie80

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Peter the planes look great. I love Jastas, squadrons, and escadrilles. I agree with you about convention game size. I stretch to 14 but more than

    rhodie80 Today, 08:12 Go to last post
    Teaticket

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Thanks Matt. I'll repaint this Kempf when the new one comes out. Hmmmm, who should he turn into?

    Frommherz had reverse tail colors and I

    Teaticket Today, 08:10 Go to last post
    Teaticket

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Enough planes of the same Jasta to fill out a flight when I run a game at a convention?

    I usually cap off a game at 12 pilots, any more

    Teaticket Today, 08:05 Go to last post
    matt56

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Simple beautiful work, Peter Quite the inspiration - I have in mind to do several of these, myself...I have several Kempfs stockpiled to repaint...

    matt56 Today, 08:04 Go to last post
    Teaticket

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    I have not yet tried diluted PVA. I usually spray a coat or three of clear gloss depending on the surface. Sometimes a little sanding or filing. Then

    Teaticket Today, 08:01 Go to last post
    Teaticket

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Thanks Tim, THE Jasta Master.

    Teaticket Today, 07:57 Go to last post
    clipper1801

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Define: enough for a good showing? ��������

    clipper1801 Today, 07:35 Go to last post
    clipper1801

    Strange terain below, Strange Musings

    All worthy ideas, I will look into them all. Much depends on number, completeness and impact on our economy, I would hate to release a dozen balloon sets

    clipper1801 Today, 07:32 Go to last post
    ShadowDragon

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    I love the colours on this Jasta and you cant go wrong Dr.Is

    Btw how do you prep your Shapeways? Diluted PVA?

    ShadowDragon Today, 07:17 Go to last post
    Flying Helmut

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Beautiful work!

    REP gun jammed!

    I'll spread a bit around, and get back to you!

    Flying Helmut Today, 06:30 Go to last post
    Teaticket

    Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

    Not quite a full Jasta like Tim's but enough planes for a good showing.

    Jasta 2.
    Baumer, Frommherz, Bolle, Papenmeyer, Plange, Loffler

    Teaticket Today, 06:16 Go to last post
    Teaticket

    Official SE5a painting thread

    Florian, PM me with your email address and I can send you a scan of the maneuver deck and plane card.

    Teaticket Today, 06:01 Go to last post
    Jager

    WGS Unofficial aircraft list Version 1.0

    OK, Ryan. Sorry to leave you hanging. Life got away from me.
    For both the N1K2, the J2M3, if you assume high octane gas, use the R deck on both.

    Jager Today, 05:20 Go to last post
    Flying Helmut

    Strange terain below, Strange Musings

    Agreed.

    I think Hunter would be both proud and pleased to see his collection handed down to other dedicated 'Drome Wings players.

    Flying Helmut Today, 05:11 Go to last post
    Jager

    I Think I've Found The Perfect Beer For This Place...

    Boy, this brewery really puts out the bears. Wish the pictures were bigger though, cause the artwork looks really good.
    Karl

    Jager Today, 04:54 Go to last post
    Jager

    March Work Bench 2019

    I took advantage last week of an early nice day to spray-prime the rest of my Cruel Seas Kreigsmarine fleet set, plus a full box of WH Empire (now Free

    Jager Today, 04:53 Go to last post
    Jager

    Strange terain below, Strange Musings

    You might PM Keith, and ask if he could help through the AA.
    Lord knows I've wondered how my sisters would handle my air force (let alone the rest

    Jager Today, 04:48 Go to last post
    Karo7

    Building the Valom SE5(a) in the WGF style

    I've recently showed my Mannock SE5 in the official painting thread. As mentioned there, my aim is to match the original "Wings of War" look

    Karo7 Today, 03:21 Go to last post
    Karo7

    Official SE5a painting thread

    Thank you all for your friendly comments. Which were additional motivation finishing the build.

    @Rob: "Glück im Unglück" as

    Karo7 Today, 02:47 Go to last post
  • Site Sponsors